WHAT CAUSES OUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS?
Allergens are allergy-causing particles that travel through the air. Below are the most common types of allergens.
Minute airborne particles produced by pets like dogs or cats are called “pet dander.”
These include mold and particles from dust mites. These allergens are with us all year long.
Occurs at certain times of the year and is especially prevalent in the fall.
These are the seasonal allergies that include pollen from grass and weeds.
Allergens enter our bodies through our nose.
They trigger a response from our immune system.
Inflammatory substances are released, causing your allergic symptoms.
FLONASE® acts on multiple inflammatory substances including histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes.
Most common OTC allergy pills act on histamine alone.*
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ALLERGIES IMPACT YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Nasal allergy symptoms can negatively affect our lives and many aspects of our personal and professional activities.
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